Great question! All research involves written voluntary consent of each participant. Participants are ensured of confidentiality; anonymity and that the data will be aggregated across the entire organisation. No individual identifying demographics or other data points are shared with senior leadership or management. That is our commitment as an externalconsultancy, and we are clear in our standards and expectations before rolling out any research initiative.
All research data is password protected on our secure survey platform, only accessible to internal Diversity Focus research staff. The data is destroyed post engagement with each client.
We first aggregate all relevant data results so that no information reported is identifiable. We will then compile a research report that summarises both the diversity and inclusionary data. This report is presented by our research team to the client, and we supply recommendations for how and when to disseminate data to the wider organisation. The results of the research findings are then used to customise training specific to each company. This involves reviewing levels of knowledge as well as feedback from staff in terms of areas of learning and activities they would like to see employed.